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April Festivals & Events 2016- Melbourne

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Published March 22nd 2016
Do not miss out on these events this April
Melbourne will certainly not disappoint this April with the list below of both free & ticketed festivals and events:

1. The Essential Baby & Toddler Show
When: 1- 3 April 2016: 9:30am-4pm
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
Cost: Early bird tickets: Free & Adults: $20pp, Children under 16yrs free
Details: This is a perfect family-friendly event that will include more than 100 local and international parenting brands, stalls, exhibits, live shows, meet & greet with Hi-5 & Animals Rock, free demonstrations and more. Click here for website.

2. Dandenong Valley All Holden Car Show
When: 3 April 2016
Where: Greaves Reserve, Bennet St, Dandenong
Cost: Adults: $5pp & children under 16yrs free
Details: This annual charity event raises funds for the local community and promotes safe driving for local youth. This great event will showcase a day filled with hundreds of cars on displays, entertainment, activities and fun for the whole family. Click here for website.

3. Piers Festival
When: 3 April 2016: 12pm-7pm
Where: Princes Pier, 2 Pier St, Port Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural event will include a jam-packed day of entertainment, art & craft stalls, cultural events, cultural performances and activities, activities, delicious international foods, market stalls, games, and more. Click here for website.



4. Wine & Cheese Festival
When: 10 April 2016:
Where: Meat Market, 36-54 Courtney St, North Melbourne
Cost: See website.
Details: This tasty event will feature more than 40 exhibitors showcasing wine and cheese, live entertainment, music, grape stomping competition, kid's zone, activities and more. Click here for website.

5. St Vincent's Hospital Scrubs Run
When: 17 April 2016: 9:30am-1pm
Where: Princes Park, 200-590 Royal Parade, Carlton North
Cost: Fundraising event see website
Details: This event will certainly be a family-friendly event not to miss. There will be an array of activities, entertainment, BBQ and food stalls, different runs or walks including pooch walks and more. All money raised will go to St Vincent's Hospital. Do not forget to scrub up in blue or wear fun costumes! Click here for website.

6. Spanish Language Fiesta
When: 23 April 2016: 10am-6pm
Where: George Johnson Lane, 58 Errol St, North Melbourne
Cost: Free
Details: This exciting cultural event will feature a celebration for the first ever Spanish Language Fiesta in North Melbourne and it will include a day of music, art, tasty street food, literature, activities, Spanish Children's books, book exchanges, entertainment, Spanish cinema, dance shows and more. Click here for website.

7. Disco Inferno Retro
When: 23 April 2016: 9pm- 3am
Where: Chasers Nightclub, 386 Chapel St, South Yarra
Cost: See website.
Details: Dance the night away with this event. The event will showcase Melbourne's original and best retro music with its unbeatable mix of 70s, 80s and 90s music. Click here for website.

8. Fitness & Health Expo
When: 29 April 2016- 1 May 2016
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Cost: Adult tickets start from $24pp & Child (12-16yrs) tickets start from $16pp- see website for all pricing.
Details: This event will include celebrity activities including expert talks, demonstrations, activities, stalls, all things fitness, shows, competitions, fitness arena and more. Click here for website.
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Why? Free & Ticketed events not to miss this April
When: 1 April 2016- 1 May 2016
Where: See above for all address details
Cost: Free & ticketed events - check above
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